Ressie Dempsey (1903 - 1981)

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Ressie Dempsey
1903 - 1981
updated February 06, 2019
Ressie Dempsey was born on May 10, 1903. She died in January 1981 at 77 years of age. We know that Ressie Dempsey had been residing in Lyman, Spartanburg County, South Carolina.


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Ressie Dempsey died in January 1981 at 77 years old. She was born on May 10, 1903. We are unaware of information about Ressie's family. We know that Ressie Dempsey had been residing in Lyman, Spartanburg County, South Carolina.
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In 1903, in the year that Ressie Dempsey was born, the book The Souls of Black Folk, written by W. E. B. Du Bois, was published. Containing several essays on the African-American experience in America, much of the book was based on Du Bois' own life. The book was one of the very early works in the science of sociology.

In 1933, Ressie was 30 years old when on March 4th, Franklin Delano Roosevelt became the 32nd President of the United States. He was elected four times (equaled by no other President) and guided the United States through the Great Depression, the Dust Bowl, and World War 2. His wife was his cousin Eleanor Roosevelt (Teddy Roosevelt's niece) who President Truman called "First Lady of the World". Some of the major programs that survive from his presidency are the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Wagner Act (The National Labor Relations Act of 1935) , the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and Social Security.

In 1962, Ressie was 59 years old when on October 1st, African-American James H. Meredith, escorted by federal marshals, registered at the University of Mississippi - becoming the first African-American student admitted to the segregated college. He had been inspired by President Kennedy's inaugural address to apply for admission.

In 1974, Ressie was 71 years old when on August 9th, Gerald R. Ford became the 38th President of the United States. He had been Vice President for 8 months when he became President due to the resignation of President Nixon.

In 1981, in the year of Ressie Dempsey's passing, on January 20th, Ronald Reagan became the 40th President of the United States. He ran against the incumbent, Jimmy Carter, and won 50.7% of the popular vote to Carter's 41.0%.

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Inez H Dempsey
Oct 8, 1911 - June 1995
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William G Dempsey
Feb 13, 1908 - May 18, 2000
Greenville, SC
Heyward Dempsey
Jul 31, 1907 - March 1971
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Herbert A Dempsey
May 5, 1900 - Jun 16, 1993
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Sep 28, 1908 - May 13, 1991
North Charleston, SC
Curtis Dempsey
Oct 22, 1893 - January 1984
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Monnie Dempsey
Oct 6, 1896 - August 1970
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Frank Dempsey
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Charleston, South Carolina
Nellie W Dempsey
Oct 14, 1908 - Jan 26, 1993
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George Dempsey
Nov 24, 1899 - December 1973
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Eloise Dempsey
Nov 26, 1904 - Dec 30, 2000
Greenville, SC
Mary Dempsey
Oct 28, 1896 - January 1980
Emma Dempsey
Apr 24, 1902 - October 1974
Spartanburg, South Carolina
John Dempsey
Oct 2, 1905 - January 1981
Early Branch, South Carolina
Marvin Dempsey
Apr 6, 1913 - October 1985
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Ruth Dempsey
Dec 14, 1912 - November 1981
Landrum, South Carolina
Mary B Dempsey
Sep 1, 1919 - Jul 17, 1991

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